Tea: Ceylon Star (David’s Tea)
My boyfriend bought me a tin of this tea to try for my birthday and it has quickly become one of my all time favourites! The Ceylon black tea mixed with the star anise gives the tea a richer flavour. The tea also contains white chocolate, cocoa, and coconut, which add just the right amount of sweetness. Ceylon Star is utterly delicious! Definitely worth a taste if you are given the chance! I know I’ll be buying more for my tea cupboard once I run out!
Book: The Name of the Wind
After seeing this book as a staff pick at just about every bookstore I’ve visited in the past month, I finally decided to pick it up and give it a try. The Name of the Wind is the story of Kvothe, a young man who grows up to be one of the world’s most notorious magicians. After suffering a great tragedy as a child, his mind is constantly turning to the Chandrian, a group of seven evil creatures who wreck havoc and destruction wherever they appear. As he grows older, Kvothe determines to discover all that he can about the Chandrian, and finally understand the loss of his family at their hands. I’m not going to lie. The Name of the Wind started off slow for me. Too slowly. By page 49 I almost decided to give up on the book altogether. Right on page 50, however, my interest was finally peaked and I pushed forward, and by page 100 I found myself unable to put the book down at all. I’m 250/672 pages right now, and the story just keeps getting better the longer that I read it. So far I’m glad that I didn’t give up on this one, and I can’t wait to find out how The Name of the Wind is going to end!